First half of an Edwin Torres lecture that is as much poetic performance as intellectual talk. He weaves together three pieces, "The limit is limitless," "The impossible sentence," and "The popadology of an ambient language," to create an almost seamless meditation on the evolution of poetry through performance, interference as freedom, what we miss in language, other possibilities of perception, and the timelessness and importance of ambient sound. (Continues on...
Edwin Torres answers questions and discusses further some of the ideas he raised in his lecture, including the relationship between breath and spirit and writing, his transition from performing poetry to working on the page, and hydrid poetry. (Continued from 03P086)
bySanchez, Sonia; Taylor, Steven; Torres, Edwin; Waldman, Anne; Wellman, Mac
Opening panel from week four of the 2003 Summer Writing Program. The topic is "Performance and Collaboration." The panel includes Sonia Sanchez, Mac Wellman and Edwin Torres with chair Steven Taylor. Highlights include discussion of the potential of performance and collaboration, Sonia Sanchez on the limiting of labeling performances according to genre and race, Mac Wellman on "the hoax" as a genre of writing, and a discussion of the social responsibility of the poet.
A panel with Anselm Hollo, Lisa Jarnot, Simon Ortiz, Peter Lamborn Wilson, Kristen Prevallet, and Andrew Schelling. The panelists discuss investigative poetics -- poetics based on significant prior investigation into a particular topic, person, history, etc. -- their own personal projects, and giving suggestions to people pursuing investigative poetics for themselves.
A panel on visual arts and performance chaired by Anne Waldman. Panelists Marjorie Welish, Maureen Owen, Edwin Torres, Steve Lacy, Irene Aebi, Kenward Elmslie, Julie Patton, and Steven Taylor make individual statements about the relationships between the creative arts and respond to questions from the audience. The panelists discuss their performance and collaboration work in writing, music, and other art forms. Several panelists place themselves in a historical context, discussing their...